Anyone using Campag 11s and....

by adeyho   March 4, 2009  

...has anyone not used an 11s chain tool?
can it be done?

or do you really have to bite the bullet and buy/borrow/beg one? you like it?

I have some but it is not built up yet Wink

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has a topic about this:

to summarise: yes, it can be done. no, it shouldn't be done Smile

the sticking point is the different joining mechanism of the pin , which requires the back plate to be supported, which it isn't generally with a normal chain tool.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7861 posts]
4th March 2009 - 17:02


Yep i had seen that thread too

after forking out £600 for a complete groupset i am reluctant to bodge the chain together

i am in no doubt that the Campag tool will be a beautiful thing, but funds are tight at th moment

I will more than likely have to find a bike shop with the correct tool and pay them to join my chain or bribe them with cake Wink

posted by adeyho [16 posts]
5th March 2009 - 9:44


of the new pin? other than to make campag a big pile of cash from all the bike shops having to fork out for a new tool? is there a performance advantage?

i'm liking this offical campy statement to bike shops:

"only by using this tool is it possible to perform the riveting of the closing pin (5-CN-RE500) included. We should point out that without this riveting operation, the pin can protrude from the link, causing the automatic opening of the chain with the due consequences.

"Without wishing to wage useless psychological terrorism, we do want to give the due importance to this operation, reminding everyone of the consequences of a civil and criminal nature for those who, not having performed the assembly perfectly, may cause serious and/or irreparable harm to third parties (customers)."

if you don't use the right tool YOUR CUSTOMERS WILL DIE Smile

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posted by purplecup [233 posts]
5th March 2009 - 10:43